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The blocks on this page have sawtooth rows around their edges. Click on a block to see a whole-quilt mockup of each.

Framed Squares
Framed Squares
Waving Grain

A 1934 block by Nancy Page (Florence La Ganke) of the Birmingham News; the paper published it under the name Waving Grain in 1941.

Lady of the Lake

Lady of the Lake
Hills of Vermont

First published in the Ladies Art Company catalog of 1897 as #174, the Lady of the Lake is a split block; the colors are reversed on either side of a diagonal line.

The name could be as old as the legend of King Arthur. However, it more likely was from a book-length potboiler of a poem by Sir Walter Scott. The Lady of the Lake swept Anglophiles off their feet, including American quilters.

Scott's story had a long tail. It drenched Victorian literature in syrup and all but wrote Hollywood's quintessential script. Hail to the Chief, the President's official anthem, is from an 1812 musical based on the The Lady of the Lake. It was first used by ex-President George Washington!

The name Hills of Vermont was designer Nancy Page's brainchild, ca. 1938.


Indian Plume

Indian Plume

Indian Plume appeared around 1963 in an "Aunt Martha" booklet (#3614). The block's corners are clipped off to accommodate the whole-quilt design. (Click on the block to see it.) A sawtooth border surrounded the multiblock pattern.


Indian Plumes

Indian Plumes

This version of Indian Plume appeared in Delores Hinson's A Quilter's Companion, published in 1973.